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Re: Dion Donohue - Third mystery signing!!!

Postby gazza1988 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:26 pm

So at left wing back we have Mal, CJ and Donohue. In a 4-4-2 mal and Donohue left back and CJ and Khan left midfield. Now surely we will be concentrating on that right hand side. Our achilles heel last season. For right sided players we have Macca (who is a winger) and White. That's it. You could again argue CJ and Khan but if they are needed down the left we could be short if we switch to 4-4-2. We don't want the situation again where CJ is playing 3 or 4 positions in a game. We can't weaken another area to move someone to the opposite side which could also weaken that side (if that makes sense) we need solid backups for each position.
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Re: Dion Donohue - Third mystery signing!!!

Postby stagmanrob » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:27 pm

Asked around a few Spireites about him. They all said he is quality as a centre mid, but not so great out on the left.
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Re: Dion Donohue - Third mystery signing!!!

Postby chambta » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:20 pm

stagmanrob wrote:Asked around a few Spireites about him. They all said he is quality as a centre mid, but not so great out on the left.


I’m not sure he was ever ‘quality’ anywhere. He tried hard but was always a liability due to his tendency to fly into challenges and get involved with things that were nothing to do with him. Not that it did us much good, but it was good business to get money for him.
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Re: Dion Donohue - Third mystery signing!!!

Postby yorkshire stag » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:32 pm

chambta wrote:
stagmanrob wrote:Asked around a few Spireites about him. They all said he is quality as a centre mid, but not so great out on the left.


I’m not sure he was ever ‘quality’ anywhere. He tried hard but was always a liability due to his tendency to fly into challenges and get involved with things that were nothing to do with him. Not that it did us much good, but it was good business to get money for him.


well when ya manager jumped ship he took him with him so cannot be that bad
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Re: Dion Donohue - Third mystery signing!!!

Postby chambta » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:22 am

yorkshire stag wrote:
chambta wrote:
stagmanrob wrote:Asked around a few Spireites about him. They all said he is quality as a centre mid, but not so great out on the left.


I’m not sure he was ever ‘quality’ anywhere. He tried hard but was always a liability due to his tendency to fly into challenges and get involved with things that were nothing to do with him. Not that it did us much good, but it was good business to get money for him.


well when ya manager jumped ship he took him with him so cannot be that bad


Not correct. He signed for us after Cook left.
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Re: Dion Donohue - Third mystery signing!!!

Postby ParisStag » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:08 am

chambta wrote:
stagmanrob wrote:Asked around a few Spireites about him. They all said he is quality as a centre mid, but not so great out on the left.


I’m not sure he was ever ‘quality’ anywhere. He tried hard but was always a liability due to his tendency to fly into challenges and get involved with things that were nothing to do with him. Not that it did us much good, but it was good business to get money for him.


Your players thought he was 'quality' enough to name him Players' Player of the Year 2017.
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Re: Dion Donohue - Third mystery signing!!!

Postby James » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:24 am

ParisStag wrote:
chambta wrote:
stagmanrob wrote:Asked around a few Spireites about him. They all said he is quality as a centre mid, but not so great out on the left.


I’m not sure he was ever ‘quality’ anywhere. He tried hard but was always a liability due to his tendency to fly into challenges and get involved with things that were nothing to do with him. Not that it did us much good, but it was good business to get money for him.


Your players thought he was 'quality' enough to name him Players' Player of the Year 2017.


They went down that year (i know what you're thinking, which one...), Dion was lucky he didn't get pipped to the post by Chester the Field Mouse.
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Re: Dion Donohue - Third mystery signing!!!

Postby tillydog123 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:28 am

On paper a very good signing but feel slightly uneasy about him from what I have read but what do I know!!
will his attitude and fitness be ok??

We welcome him aboard the roller coaster anyway and give him his chance to shine.
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Re: Dion Donohue - Third mystery signing!!!

Postby Spiritater » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:25 pm

have we had a welcome vid yet?
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Re: Dion Donohue - Third mystery signing!!!

Postby MTFCMusings » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:32 pm

Spiritater wrote:have we had a welcome vid yet?




Not sure if you meant this or an unveiling video, but here you go nonetheless.
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Re: Dion Donohue - Third mystery signing!!!

Postby Spiritater » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:58 pm

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Re: Dion Donohue - Third mystery signing!!!

Postby tibby » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:00 pm

Wow, he looks over the moon to be here
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Re: Dion Donohue - Third mystery signing!!!

Postby Martin Shaw » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:15 pm

tibby wrote:Wow, he looks over the moon to be here


I suspect he's just a bit nervous doing the interview that's all.
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Re: Dion Donohue - Third mystery signing!!!

Postby Amber Andy » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:18 pm

MTFCMusings wrote:
Spiritater wrote:have we had a welcome vid yet?




Not sure if you meant this or an unveiling video, but here you go nonetheless.
A proper new signing video. None of that posh car, airport stuff. :)
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Re: Dion Donohue - Third mystery signing!!!

Postby Gruff » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:12 am

"So Dion, welcome to Mansfield Town. As you know the rest of the squad have just had an all-expenses-paid training camp in Portugal, getting together and bonding as a unit. While they were out there, we hyped up a signing of one of the top League 2 strikers from last season, flew them out and released a full-on publicity video. Now, you've joined Mansfield from League 1 Portsmouth, correct? So we'd just like to ask you a few questions for the supporters...... Smile please !"
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Re: Dion Donohue - Third mystery signing!!!

Postby tibby » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:51 am

I am pretty sure he doesn't care about lack of a signing video and a works outing to Portugal. He was probably trying to secure himself a move to a league 1 side that clearly hasn’t materialised.
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Re: Dion Donohue - Third mystery signing!!!

Postby Spiritater » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:59 am

Martin Shaw wrote:
tibby wrote:Wow, he looks over the moon to be here


I suspect he's just a bit nervous doing the interview that's all.

The lad's probably gobsmacked by poor Stevo's skin condtion. Hope it clears up soon bud
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Re: Dion Donohue - Third mystery signing!!!

Postby Martin Shaw » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:02 am

If he was that bothered about staying in League One, he could have stayed at Portsmouth. He says in the interview that Portsmouth wanted him to stay but he said he would prefer to move further north and the Portsmouth manager agreed to it.
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Re: Dion Donohue - Third mystery signing!!!

Postby tillydog123 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:18 am

I think reading between the lines the geography had a lot to do with a move here but he speaks well about fresh start and challenge which we do provide.

Shame he could not make the Portugal trip as this would have helped get him involved in the set up a bit more.
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Re: Dion Donohue - Third mystery signing!!!

Postby cassellswasmagic » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:41 am

He actually sounds fairly decent. There are some sour grapes comments from obvious quarters but the fact Pompey still wanted him must mean he has something about him.
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Re: Dion Donohue - Third mystery signing!!!

Postby sw19stag » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:28 pm

cassellswasmagic wrote:He actually sounds fairly decent. There are some sour grapes comments from obvious quarters but the fact Pompey still wanted him must mean he has something about him.



Pompey didn't want him;

https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/sport/foot ... -1-8937521
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Re: Dion Donohue - Third mystery signing!!!

Postby cassellswasmagic » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:38 pm

sw19stag wrote:
cassellswasmagic wrote:He actually sounds fairly decent. There are some sour grapes comments from obvious quarters but the fact Pompey still wanted him must mean he has something about him.



Pompey didn't want him;

https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/sport/foot ... -1-8937521

Late decision though. The injuries are a worry....Again.
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Re: Dion Donohue - Third mystery signing!!!

Postby Martin Shaw » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:41 pm

Donohue:

“They [Portsmouth] had an option of [extending my contract for] a further 12 months. I had a conversation with the manager, and he said he wanted to take it up.

“I asked him if he’d rather not take it up, because I wanted to move closer to home and I think I needed a fresh start to re-energise myself and give myself something to get excited for.”
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Re: Dion Donohue - Third mystery signing!!!

Postby sw19stag » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:42 pm

Well he's lying then, isn't he?
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Re: Dion Donohue - Third mystery signing!!!

Postby cassellswasmagic » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:33 pm

sw19stag wrote:Well he's lying then, isn't he?

Someone bloody is.
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